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Table 3 Cross-tabulation with consultations characterized by acceptable/unacceptable ACIR scores (professional observers) against the SPs’ satisfaction/dissatisfaction scores

From: Can we rely on simulated patients’ satisfaction with their consultation for assessing medical students’ communication skills? A cross-sectional study

   Observers’ total scores  
   Acceptable Unacceptable  
>3.55 (median) <3.55
SPs’ total satisfaction scores Satisfactory 23 8 31
≥4.0 (corresponding positive) (POP)
Unsatisfactory 9 22 31
<4.0 (PON) (corresponding negative)
   32 30 62